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The Pluses and Pitfalls of Brewing House Beers

When done correctly, producing exclusive beers for bars and restaurants can be a sales and marketing win. However, they also come with production challenges and regulatory hurdles.

Infographic: Pacific Northwest Hops in 2022

As the harvest gets under way, here’s a visualization of the latest USDA estimates for this year’s hop crop in the Northwest.

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When Investing in a Mash Filter Press Makes Sense

While not without its costs, a mash filter press can dramatically increase efficiencies and lower costs. It can also open the door to some unusual beers that would be challenging or impossible with a typical lauter tun.

The Liquid Archive: Why Your Beer Library Matters

From quality control to recipe tweaks to pulling out those vintage bottles for a special occasion, there is real value in systematically keeping old beers around for later reference.

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Why Your Tech Stack Matters Now More Than Ever

When efficiency and smart investment are top priorities, it’s time to make sure your brewery’s tech suite—from inventory to sales—delivers.

The Beer Ticker: Industry News & Notes, Drinkables Are Edibles Edition

From THC in the taproom to festgoers at FoBAB, here are some recent news and announcements from around the industry.

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Hops Insider: Making the Phantasm Corporeal

In the last of a three-part series focused on hop-related products that weren’t available to 20th century brewers, Stan Hieronymus examines the potential of a powder made from grape skins.

As the CO2 Shortage Drags On, Is Nitrogen an Option for Your Brewery?

CO2 prices are spiking, allotments are limited, and suppliers don’t expect the shortage to let up until late fall at the earliest. Is it time to consider shifting to nitrogen in the cellar? Boston’s Dorchester Brewing offers an example and some guidance.

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How to Improve Quality Control Without Breaking the Bank

For a smaller brewery ready to improve data collection and quality control, the idea of adding a lab or dedicated staff may seem out of reach. However, there are real steps that any brewery can take to help ensure quality—and many cost little or nothing.

Infographic: Tracking the Top 50 Craft Breweries, Over the Years

You’re probably familiar with the Brewer’s Association’s annual list of top 50 craft breweries by volume. In this infographic that we update annually, track those breweries’ ups and downs from year to year.